IMAX Corporation, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Spectre, the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise, will be released in IMAX theatres globally on Nov. 6, 2015. The first teaser trailer will be online at 4:45pm PT today so stay tuned!
In Spectre, from director Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig returns as the iconic British spy James Bond 007. Joining Craig are returning cast members Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q, along with a new cast, including Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux. Spectre is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with IMAX for the next installment in the James Bond franchise. This is a spectacular way to deliver a film as anticipated as ‘Spectre’ to global audiences,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.
“After the record breaking global success of ‘Skyfall,’ we’re thrilled to bring the next chapter in this legendary franchise to fans in 2015,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We look forward to working again with our friends and partners at MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes, to present their latest Bond picture in the epic way that only the IMAX Experience can deliver.”
Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Everyone around the world loves James Bond and ‘Spectre’ is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2015. The perfect complement to Bond is IMAX – it’s exciting to know that Bond will once again be taking his place on the IMAX screen, reinforcing ‘Spectre’ as the movie event of the fall.”
The IMAX release of Spectre will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.